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Question: Please indicate which statement below comes closest to expressing what you believe about God.
Choices: "I don't believe in God" "I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out" "I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind" "I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others" "While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God" "I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it"
Data: % of "While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God" "I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States77.4%
2 Italy73.5%
3 Canada59.1%
4 Australia52.2%
5 United Kingdom46.2%
6 France38.8%
7 Germany28.5%
8 Sweden25.8%
9 Japan 13.1%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 1998

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.350738 X +6.670
Correlation coefficient (r)0.152
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.023

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 2918.745176 X +46067.654
Correlation coefficient (r)0.106
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.011

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -3.431207 X +83.370
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.496
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.246

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.001886 X +1.678
Correlation coefficient (r)0.002
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -4.416351 X +12.712
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.337
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.114